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Topics: birth rate decline

Are Chinese communists lying about number of babies born? They’ve got every reason to!



The most populous country on earth has been committing demographic suicide for years with its ‘one-child’ policy. PRI President Steven Mosher will appear live on the Ed Martin Movement radio show, January 30th at 7-8pm, PT. He will discuss how China’s brutal birth limitations are causing an economic and demographic crisis of the first order, and may ultimately bring down the regime. Listen to the full interview here! Airtime: Thursday, January 30 at 7-8pm, PT    …

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Why America’s Birth Rate is Still Tanking: Young Adults Postponing Marriage and the Changing Marriage Market



The birth rate in the United States is still falling and with no end in sight. Even despite robust economic growth and low unemployment over the past two years, the birth rate has not picked up. Why is this happening? In part I of this article series, we discussed the economic reasons why Americans are having fewer children. The rising costs of raising a child, the rising costs of a college education, financial uncertainty, and …

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Kenyans, Pro-Life Advocates Resist Promotion of Abortion & Sex Education at U.N. Nairobi Conference



Editor’s Note: PRI researcher Jonathan Abbamonte traveled with the PRI delegation to the pro-life and pro-family side event to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 organized by KCPF, KCCB, NCCK, CUEA, and EAK. At the pro-life side event, he presented on the facts on population and development to help counter the narrative promoted by population alarmists. He also spoke on how abortion is being promoted at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 and how pro-life advocates can …

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PRI Review (v29, n6) November/December



Sanders All Wrong on Overpopulation 2 Be A Blessing to Others 3 The Perfect Christmas Gift 4 The Netherlands vs. Stay-at-Home Moms 6 Without HV: Turmoil for Church and State 8 Pro Life Victory in Ecuador! 9 PRI in the News 11 From the Countries 12

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Are We Running Out of People?



Ask anyone if the world is overpopulated, and you know what they will say. The idea that we humans are breeding ourselves to death—and taking the planet with us–is in the air that we breathe. It was drummed into us in high school biology, where we were told that the world is like a tiny “lifeboat.”  We have to lighten the load, our teachers told us, or the “lifeboat” will sink and we will all …

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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



Since the Chinese Party-State abandoned its one-child policy two years ago, birth rates across in China have remained stubbornly low. Communist Party officials are beginning to worry that, despite being allowed to have a second child, many couples are choosing not to. Perhaps that is why the two-child policy is being referred to as a “comprehensive two child policy” or a “full two children policy,” (“全面两孩”政策 / “全面二孩”政策). The implications are that couples are not …

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The Japanese Pregnancy Rotation System



For working women in Western societies, sometimes getting ahead means you may have to put off having the baby that you wanted to have for a few years. But in countries like Japan, where population shrinkage has created labor shortages, it is an unwritten rule in jobs which predominantly employ young women that they ought to take turns when conceiving, creating what some have called a de facto “pregnancy rota.” A recent story from Agence …

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Hispanic Family Size in USA Shrinking



  From The Countries Hispanic Family Size in USA Shrinking While Hispanic immigrants are presently helping to bolster the U.S. birthrate, the long tradition of large Hispanic families may fast be becoming a thing of the past. Hispanic couples are starting to follow the lead of others in their new homeland and many now consider one or two children a completed family. As Hispanics become Americanized and are far away from home, the family, social …

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